I was awaiting this game with great anticipation, I thoroughly enjoyed last years incarnation although the chipping was horrendous. I turned this on and all was well, my first drive split the fairway, a decent 6 iron in, and then came my first putt !!! all I can say is.......WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU DONE EA, The putting is absoluteley awful. It was fine last year, why change it ? To hit a decent putt, you now have to cock your wrists at a strange angle, in such a fashion that is no where near a reflection of putting for real. Even tho the putting sucks, the rest of the game is an overall improvement from last year, more polished, the graphics have been tidied up a bit, the club tuner is an excellent inclusion (especially if you are playing on advanced level) Overall the game is heading in the right direction just apart form the putting as stated. I would recommend this to anyone............just be prepared to be frustrated on the greens!!